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Happy Living in Montco Community Spotlight: Tinkergarten

Happy Living in Montco Community Spotlight: Tinkergarten

Got cabin fever yet? Then check out Tinkergarten classes across Montgomery County and Philadelphia. 

Tinkergarten is an outdoor learning program for children 18 months to 8 years that takes place in community parks and is led by local “leaders” like Dorothy Sasso and Liz Waeltz. 

I met up with the women to discuss the program and how it works.  

Open Houses in Montco – March 25

There are 299 Open Houses in Montco today.  If you want the full list or aren’t able to visit them today, contact me at 267-888-5558 or

Here are a few of the ones that stand out:

 225 Northwestern Ave, Lafayette Hill  – $1,150,000 

Courtesy Trend/Bright MLS

Open 1-4pm -Listing agent Arthur Herling writes: “Upon entering the foyer you are immediately greeted with sunlight and views of the 7 acre property. Heading through the first floor living space you will find a private study or library. You also have access to the expansive covered entertaining patio with large fireplace overlooking the in-ground pool. The swimming pool is the perfect place to cool off, then head back inside and enjoy the sauna and full bath. Just steps away from the entry you will discover another gathering space with yet another fireplace. Walls of windows give the feel of a true indoor/outdoor living area and the sunlight dances off the beautiful wood floors. In an open living concept, this room flows seamlessly to an eating area and kitchen with easy access to patios overlooking the property.” 

Contact Jeff Chirico of Weichert, Realtors for more information at 267-888-5558 or


8203 Gladstone Rd, Wyndmoor  -$625,000

Open 2-4pm -Listing agent Michelle Cooley writes: “Welcome home to this totally cool mid-century modern home in desirable Wyndmoor. This thoughtfully renovated 4 Bedroom/3 Bath home features all new systems, new kitchen and bathrooms plus restored and added details that maintain the authenticity of a true mid-century modern house including new Hardie board and mahogany exterior. Spacious living room with original coffered ceiling, new hardwood floors, fireplace and large picture window. 

Open-concept kitchen with contemporary flat panel cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and white quartz counter tops including island and breakfast bar perfect for daily dining or entertaining. Off the kitchen is a dining area with fireplace. 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms complete this main living floor. Ascend to the second floor with an additional master suite with soaring ceilings, exposed beams, duct work and incredible natural light give this floor a loft feel.New en-suite bathroom with yet another gorgeous hand-made reclaimed wood barn door plus walk-in closet with custom built-ins. Perfect, quiet office tucked away with transom windows.” 

Contact Jeff Chirico of Weichert Realtors for more information at 267-888-5558 or 


 1602 Spring Ave, Jenkintown -$325,000

Open 2-4pm -Listing agent Elaine Robinson writes: “This gem is a well-maintained twin nestled on a quiet one-way street in award-winning Abington School District. An expansive, enclosed, wrap-around porch welcomes guests inside approximately 2000 square feet of living space. As you enter, you are immediately captivated by the home’s cozy charm.

The living room, family room, and the second floor have hardwood floors throughout. A focal point of the main level, is the ornate wooden staircase which boasts meticulously preserved architectural details. The large updated kitchen, features granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, a 36″ range and radiant heated tile floors.

The dining area, flanked by a wall of windows and skylights, is flooded with natural sunlight. 

Directly off the kitchen is a large deck, great for outdoor entertaining. Retreat to the second level where you will find the master bedroom, large hall bathroom, two additional bedrooms and ample closet space. The third level has two more bedrooms and another full bathroom.” 

Contact Jeff Chirico of Weichert, Realtors for more information at 267-888-5558 or


632 Penn Ave, Glenside  -$259,900

Open 2-4pm -Listing agent Scott Laughlin writes: “Welcome home to this delightful mid-century Cape Cod home, located at the edge of Abington Township on a quiet street. It’s a picture-perfect starter home that offers ample living space.

The first floor has that wonderful open concept living that everyone desires (with hardwood floors throughout the entire floor). The living room has a large bay window overlooking the front yard, while the dining room is open to the kitchen via a breakfast bar. The entire kitchen has been re-modeled with stainless steel appliances (including a gas stove), dishwasher, built-in microwave and a large LG refrigerator. You access the side & rear yards through the kitchen. A portion of the driveway has been gated off to provide for a large entertainment patio right off the kitchen.

A large storage shed is tucked into the rear corner of the fully fenced rear yard. There are 2 bedrooms (one with 2 closets & a dresser niche) and the updated (new sink, toilet) hall bathroom that complete the first floor. The master suite upstairs occupies the entire 2nd floor and provides a huge room that could be enhanced (with minimal effort & cost) with the addition of a small dormer to create an en-suite bathroom.” 

Contact Jeff Chirico of Weichert, Realtors for more information at 267-888-5558 or


557 Argyle Ave, Ambler . -$450,000

Open 1-3pm –Listing agent William Cush writes “Excellent opportunity to call this 3 bedroom 2.5 bath your home in one of the most desirable of areas within walking distance of Ambler Boro and in Upper Dublin SD. The location in town combined with stunning interior finishes make this home one of a kind. Virtually new construction from the foundation up, this remodel features 2188 sq ft of living space and is situated on a corner lot that over looks Sheeleigh Park.

Inside the gourmet kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, LVT flooring and spacious cabinet space. The large breakfast bar provides more than enough counter space for the cook in the house.

The kitchen flows seamlessly into an open floor plan with a flowing dining room and great room. Also featured on the first floor is an office or den, or 4th bedroom. A half bath and mud room with built-in seating rounds out the first floor.

The second floor is artfully configured to maximize space, as the master suite features a walk-in his & hers closet and full master bath. With 2 more large bedrooms, this home is sure to please. Another full bathroom and laundry area complete the second floor.”

Contact Jeff Chirico of Weichert, Realtors for more information at 267-888-5558 or 

All photos courtesy Trend/Bright MLS. 


Open Houses in Montco -March 11

330 Maple Ave, Glenside  – $275,000

Open House -1-3pm

Listing agent Emily Dolan writes,  “Classic architecture meets modern amenities! Located in the award-winning Abington School District, this single-family home is less than a mile from TWO major train lines – Lansdale/Doylestown and Willow Grove/Warminster. It offers a covered front porch for quiet relaxation as well as a backyard patio for entertaining guests. From the front, you will enter into the living room with beautiful hardwood floors and a built-in bookcase. The eat-in kitchen comes outfitted with a gas stove, new dishwasher, and a stainless steel French door refrigerator with bottom freezer. Farther back is the cozy family room with gas fireplace, as well as your main-floor laundry and second full bath.”

For more information, call or text Jeff Chirico, Weichert Realtors at 267-888-5558 or




8 Waverly Rd, Wyncote   – $249,900

Open House – 12-2pm


Listing agents Melissa Avivi and Barri Beckman write: “This charming, 3 story twin sits on a quiet street in the heart of Olde Wyncote! Enter through the vestibule into the spacious & bright Living Room that shows finished hardwood flooring with beautiful inlays, as does the The Formal Dining Room which is flanked by beautiful pillars. Brand new fabulous Eat-in Kitchen has granite countertops, wood cabinetry, gas cooking, built-in dishwasher & microwave, a deep sink, ceiling fan, with plenty of room for a large table for entertaining. Off of the Kitchen is the Mud Room/Laundry Room that has built-in cabinet space, tiled flooring, Powder Room and access to the backyard. 

The Master Bedroom has a ceiling fan, large windows, and a large double closet. Two more Bedrooms on this level also have ceiling fans, and closets with ample storage space. The full Bathroom has a shower/tub, built in medicine cabinet, pretty tile and great natural light. The 3rd floor has two more Bedrooms that each have finished southern yellow pine flooring, and ceiling fans. The lovely backyard is nice & private and has a storage shed. Pretty paver walkway leads to the spacious covered front porch where you will enjoy the outdoors.”

For more information, call or text Jeff Chirico, Weichert Realtors at 267-888-5558 or

2217 Pleasant Ave, Glenside   – $324,800

Open House   2-4pm

Listing agent Carol Mallen writes, “Serenely nestled on one of the prettiest tree lined streets we find a Colonial, wrapped in stone & vinyl, lovingly maintained inside & out boasting recent improvements including: Remodeled gourmet granitekitchen w/top of the line brushed stainless appliances & Butler’s Pantry;2 updated full baths; energy efficient casement & double hung w/tilt-in cleaning replacement wndws. Parking in the driveway off Cottage Ave~a pleasure for 

household members & guests.Meander down the front walkway passing stately tall trees w/limbs outstretched beckon come & climb me, hang a swing to sit & while away the evening.

The front door opens presenting a spacious, nearly 1,500 sq ft floor plan where exposed HdWd floors flow from room to room guiding you through a charming arched entry past quaint built-in hanging glass door display cabinetry.The warm & inviting LR w/brick FPL is brightened by double front windows framing picturesque views of the pretty yard & neighboring homes. Twin windows which flank the FPL stream natural light throughout the room.The nicely proportioned handsome DR awaits a large holiday dinner party or an intimate dinner for 2. Adjourning upstairs, there are 3 peaceful, bright & airy bedrooms ~ each with ample closets & breezy ceil fans. A renovated hall bath is compete w/sink vanity & custom tiled tub with double shower heads.”

For more information, call or text Jeff Chirico, Weichert Realtors at 267-888-5558 or


864 Gregory Rd, Rydal   -$599,000

Open House  2-4pm

Listing agent Diane Malnati writes, “Lovely Rydal Colonial with many Extra living spaces. Great Condition – Great Potential! The welcoming entry hall is flanked by a large, gracious Living Room and a wonderful Recreation Room with built-in bar and French doors to the beautifully tiled indoor Pool, perfect for exercise or fun! The Dining Room features bright windows overlooking the grounds, French 

door sliders to the brick patio and a tray ceiling. The Kitchen with exposed brick wall features a wood burning fireplace.


An open, spacious Great Room is a nice place for entertaining family and friends. French doors lead to a fantastic, oversized room with its own entrance, easily converted into an office or in-law suite. A remodeled powder room, laundry room, and large pantry, complete the first level. The upper level includes a fabulous Master Bedroom with tray ceiling, renovated Master Bath with granite and neutral tile, four additional, ample bedrooms, and a full bath. Great fenced grounds with several patios and outdoor ‘rooms’.”

For more information, call or text Jeff Chirico, Weichert Realtors at 267-888-5558 or


The Top Five “Happiest” Homes in Montco

All photos courtesy of Trend MLS

Does your home make you happy or do you find yourself dreaming of finding new digs? 

Scientific evidence spelled out in an article entitled “The Psychological Cost of Boring Buildings” suggests we can live happier and healthier lives if we are surrounded by interesting architecture and vibrant settings.

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